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CanSearch, a foundation specialized in childhood cancer finances projects as part of the HUG's paediatric haematology and oncology unit. The purpose of this unit is to treat children with cancer or blood diseases, and to carry out research in order to improve the understanding and treatment of these conditions.
Created 20 years ago, after an unprecedented collaboration between the HUG and the foundation Children Action, our suicide prevention and treatment initiative is now called Malatavie. The new name is intended to increase the visibility of this crisis unit and make it easier for young people and those around them to remember.
The Nadine de Rothschild Foundation has provided a neuromonitoring device in the operating room for paediatric surgery.
In May 2015, the HUG and CERN opened an emergency response centre on Swiss territory. The result of a collaboration carried out under the auspices of federal and Geneva authorities, it aims to improve safety on the sites of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research.
Regardless of whether they're public or private, external collaborations are important, for joining forces and implementing valuable initiatives.
In western Switzerland, the first next-generation Da Vinci robot (Xi model) was installed at the HUG. Compared to the SI model, this robot provides many technical advances in terms of mobility and finesse of intervention.